• RBA 9753 AuroraHDR2019 edit 500x350 - Watching the Weather...
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    Watching the Weather…

    In Texas during the Summer it seems that there are an awful lot of clear, HOT days with a rather uninteresting sky. I think sunrise and sunset are the best when there are clouds involved.But when a front comes through and the clouds start building it can be quite dramatic! My favorite thing to see are gaps in the clouds…

  • Discovering the Beach
    Children,  Family,  Life,  Photography

    Childhood…

    I’ve watched my children grow up and now I’m watching my grandchildren grow up. Life is so fleeting. Memories are precious. The joys of it all. Remembering the first time I went to the beach as toddler. . All the way from learning to walk; walking with my dad or mom; Parks; and learning about life. Discovering FISH! Playing with…

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    Early Morning Austin…

    *Re-posted from Original Blog* I had a chance to relax and get out early and went to downtown Austin – the corner of Riverside and 1st to be exact. Where you would think folks would be sleeping. Not in Austin! Folks are out running and biking and excercising their dogs – it’s amazing. The photo ops are unbelievable in this…

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    Grandest of Canyons

    My wife and I had the opportunity to take a vacation to the Grand Canyon. I must tell you; No photograph does this work of God justice. You MUST see it for yourself. The vistas, the wildlife, the calm. You just can’t beat it. There is so much to see. We plan on going back and possible touring the other…

  • RBA5041 500x350 - Texas Bugs
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    Texas Bugs

    I’ve been living in this house since 2005 and of course you have the usual ‘garden variety’ of bugs (ants, locusts, beetles) crawling around but after a few years we’ve been seeing other ‘pests’ around. The scariest, of course, being a tarantula. Then more recently I’ve been seeing quite a few, very large, walking sticks(?) – I think Praying Mantis’…

  • RBA6593 4 5HDR Edit 500x350 - Georgetown War bird Weekend 2019
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    Georgetown War bird Weekend 2019

    On August 4th 2019 the Georgetown Texas Municipal Airport (KGTU) hosted the Georgetown War Bird Weekend where the locally based WWII Bomber PBJ/B-25 “Devil Dog” and the B-17 “Texas Raiders” hosted tours and rides of the two aircraft of the Commemorative Air Force. Pilots and veterans were on hand to provide information, history, and sell souvenirs that keep these historic…

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    Children,  Family,  Technology

    Long Time No Blahg…

    It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything or ‘blahged”.  I guess life caught up with me and I was stuck in the endless chain of work, sleep, pay bills, work , sleep, pay bills. I still take photos every chance I get and recently got a great deal on a short flight on an old Ford Tri-Motor.  It…

  • © Copyright 2012, Robert D. Barrett
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    Now It is 2013…

    It is now officially 2013. Eight days after the end of the Mayan calendar. I’m going to make a t-shirt saying I outlived the Mayan Calendar. It feels like I’m the first one awake on this side of the world. I’ve already quit smoking (gained 80 pounds) – I rarely drink so I don’t have a hangover. I feel like…